Innovia Films has introduced Encore, a new family of recyclable BOPP films manufactured from renewable non-food based raw materials, helping to reduce the use of fossil-based virgin raw resources.
The Encore packaging and labelling film range offer the same properties as equivalent fossil-based BOPP films such as high clarity and gloss, high stiffness, water vapor barrier and printability. Encore has already been assessed by Interseroh an independent German recycling and consulting company and has received their highest rating, confirming they are fully recyclable.
‘We have calculated, using our in-house Life Cycle Analysis program, that by using renewable polymer we can determine that Encore films offer reductions in carbon footprint,’ said Steve Langstaff, business manager, packaging at Innovia Films. ‘The Encore film range has an International Sustainability and Carbon Certification using a mass balance approach. They are suitable for use in all market segments currently using BOPP films.’
The first two grades of Encore film to be launched will be announced in the coming weeks, one will be a low temperature heat seal film for packaging and one for pressure sensitive labelling applications.
‘This represents the first step in our journey to produce more sustainable films, with the next step being products that contain recycled post-consumer content. We have agreements in place and hope to be able to launch the first of these in 2022,’ concluded Langstaff.